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You know you're from South Africa if...
I love all things sociology. Along with forensics, it was my favorite coursework in college. How utterly fascinating other people are from other countries! I can't get enough of learning about other people and their cultures!
Recently I published my book which had a main character from South Africa. A couple days ago, I had contact on the internet with a South African who shared the following humorous tidbits with me~boy, it would have been nice to have had her around when I was writing that book!
YOU MAY BE A SOUTH AFRICAN IF:
*You call a bathing suit a "swimming costume".
*You call a traffic light a "robot".
*You call a pickup truck a "bakkie"
*You call a Barbeque a "Braai"
*The employees dance in front of the building to show how unhappy they are.
*You get cold easily. Anything below 16 degrees Celsius is Arctic weather.
*You can sing your national anthem in four languages, and you have no idea what it means in any of them.
*You know someone who knows someone who has met Nelson Mandela.
*You go to braai’s regularly, where you eat boerewors and swim, sometimes simultaneously.
*You produce a R100 note instead of your driver's licence when stopped by a traffic officer.
*You have to hire a security guard whenever you park your car.
*You know a taxi can move twice it's certified number of people in one trip.
*You know the rules of Rugby better than any referee
*To get free electricity you have to pay a connection fee of R750.
*More people vote in a local reality TV show than in a local election.
*"Now now" or "just now" can mean anything from a minute to a month.
*You continue to wait after a traffic light has turned to green to make way for taxis travelling in the opposite direction.
*Travelling at 120 km/h you're the slowest vehicle on the highway/freeway.
*You're genuinely and pleasantly surprised whenever you find your car parked where you left it.
*A bullet train is being introduced, but we can't fix potholes.
*You paint your car's registration on the roof.
*You have to take your own linen with you if you are admitted to a government hospital.
*Prisoners go on strike.
*You don't stop at a red traffic light, in case somebody hijacks your car.
*You consider it a good month if you only get mugged once.
*Rwandan refugees start leaving the country because the crime rate is too high.
*You consider a high crime rate as normal.